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    Public opinion and the Rehnquist court
    Marshall, Thomas R., 1949-

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    Marshall, Thomas R., 1949-
    Public opinion and the Rehnquist court / Thomas R. Marshall.
    Publication info:
    Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, ©2008.
    Physical description:
    xii, 269 pages ; 24 cm
    Content type:
    Bibliography note:
    Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-258) and index.
    Chapter 1 Public Opinion and Supreme Court Policy-Making 1 -- A Representative Court? 1 -- How Pollsters View the Court 3 -- How the Justices View Public Opinion 4 -- Judicial Theories of Public Opinion 8 -- Linking Public Opinion and the Rehnquist Court 14 -- Chapter 2 Public Opinion and the Rehnquist Court 23 -- Studying Representation 24 -- Data Results 35 -- The State of Public Opinion Model 38 -- The Federal Policy Model 40 -- The State/Local Policy Model 41 -- Alternative Linkages 42 -- Chapter 3 Judicial Norms, Representation, and Public Opinion 51 -- Ideology and Representation 52 -- Poll Correction and the Lower Courts 55 -- Judicial Activism, Judicial Restraint, and Representation 59 -- Caseload and Representation 62 -- Chapter 4 Interest Groups, Representation, and Public Opinion 67 -- Interest Group Litigation and Public Opinion 68 -- Public Opinion and Litigant Success Rates 69 -- Chapter 5 Justices and Representation 77 -- The Political Parties and Ideology Model 80 -- The Political Socialization Model 84 -- The Appointments Process Model 90 -- The Judicial Roles Model 92 -- The Tenure and Aging Model 95 -- The Realignment Model 99 -- Combining the Predictors 102 -- Chapter 6 Symbolic Representation and the Court 107 -- The Politics of Symbolic Representation 107 -- Symbolic Representation on the Rehnquist Court 112 -- Chapter 7 Did the Rehnquist Court Influence Public Opinion? 123 -- Public Impressions of the Court 123 -- The Short-Term Manipulation Model 131 -- The Long-Term Manipulation Model 134 -- Chapter 8 Public Opinion and the Test of Time 139 -- Surviving the Test of Time 142 -- Data Analysis 147 -- Chapter 9 An Empirical Model of Representation 153 -- The Majoritarian Court 153 -- Reconsidering the Evidence 154 -- An Empirical Linkage Model 157 -- Appendix 1 Poll-to-Ruling Matches 163.
    "Public Opinion and the Rehnquist Court offers the most thorough evidence yet in favor of the U.S. Supreme Court representing public opinion. Thomas R. Marshall analyzes more than two thousand nationwide public opinion polls during the Rehnquist Court era and argues that a clear majority of Supreme Court decisions agree with public opinion. He explains that the Court represents American attitudes when public opinion is well informed on a dispute and when the U.S. Solicitor General takes a position agreeing with poll majorities. He also finds that certain justices best represent public opinion and that the Court uses its review powers over the state and federal courts to bring judicial decision making back in line with public opinion. Finally, Marshall observes that unpopular Supreme Court decisions simply do not endure as long as do popular decisions."--Jacket.
    Personal subject:
    Rehnquist, William H., 1924-2005.
    Corporate subject:
    United States. Supreme Court--Public opinion.
    Subject term:
    Judicial process--United States--Public opinion.
    Subject term:
    Public opinion--United States.
    9780791473474 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
    0791473473 (hardcover ; alk. paper)

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